The Soul of Osiris. A History. Aleister CROWLEY.
The Soul of Osiris. A History.

The Soul of Osiris. A History.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Large Ocatavo. x + 130pp. Original brick-red boards, with linen spine and white paper spine-label. First Edition limited to 500 copies thus: on machine-made paper (there were also 6 copies on India paper). A collection of poetry in four "chapters." This was one of the few books of Crowley's verse to attract critical acclaim: by Crowley's own account no less a luminary that G. K. Chesterton had "written a long congratulatory criticism" of it. From the library of English bibliophile and Aleister Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper with his book label tipped in at the rear. Cloth of spine a bit foxed, spine label darkened, but intact - with just one pin hole sized chip. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped and rubbed. Rear endpapers unevenly browned, contemporary ownership signature and acquisition date (1911) of one Samuel C. Haight on front endpaper, text pages very lightly browned. Still, overall a tight and unmarked VG+ copy. Item #39453

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